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Friday, September 23, 2016

So Nuts

I probably don't even have to mention how much fun I had making today's card.  Some stamps just make you smile all over while you're using them.  This is Whimsy Stamps "So Nuts About Home".  Put it together with some woodsy paper and dies and a fun frame and this is how it turned out. 
 
 
 
I watercolored this one with my Gansai Tambi paints.  I painted the die cut leaves, too, but the mushroom tops and the frame were colored with Copics.  Dotted the frame with a gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
 
 
 
My stamp room is a disaster with the purging and reorganizing in progress, but I simply had to take time to color and create.  Now I can plunge back into the mess...  Have a fantastic day!
 
 
Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps "So Nuts About Home"  Paper:  140 lb hot press watercolor, kraft card base (not visible in photo), Bo Bunny Camp-a-Lot designer paper  Ink:  Palette Noir  Coloring:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints, Copics E57 & E59 for frame, R27 for mushrooms  Accessories:  Gold Sakura Gelly Roll pen, Scotch brand foam mounting tape  Dies:  Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Cheery Lynn Faerie Mushrooms, Taylored Expressions Mega Leaves, Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set

18 comments:

  1. Funny little squirrel with his mouth so full, yep he just has to make you smile..lol!! Those little mushrooms are so cute, too (another die I don't have)...what a fun card for fall!! I need to 'purge' too, but I just can't seem to get rid of any of it, and also just keep adding more to it (I have a DRU order on it's way to me now)...oh back to the squirrel (that's how my mind works..crazy) I have been seeing lots of squirrels gathering walnuts here and keep hearing what a bad winter this one will be, so I think these little guys might have heard the same thing...hah!

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  2. I think this little squirrel is adorable. I have a few living in an Oak tree in my yard and they are always having so much fun! They make Bella crazy! It's always nice to clear out your stamp room from time to time. I do it every now and then and send supplies to the nursing home for their craft hour!

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  3. Oh it's wonderful! I love your painting and those frames are fabulous!

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  4. hee hee oh my goodness... his cheeks make me totally giggle. So fun and cute. You created a wonderful little scene here and those mushroom die cuts are awesome. Super cute!

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  5. oh oh OHHHHHH! How beautiful, sweet, humorous, laughable, darling, colorful, delightful OH-SO-MARVELOUS! Love this card, Leslie, right down to the tiniest of details! Thanks for the chuckle right off the bat. Such a lovely, rich frame with multiple shapes involved, and that bright green around those puffed up cheeks makes me HAPPY! LOVE LOVE LOVE! xoxoxox

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  6. O-M-G!! This is just toooooooo cute! Great coloring (no surprise there) and the design is such a wonderful work of art! YEP ... made me smile instantly too! Great job and awesome inspiration! In reference to your comment on the wedding card on my blog ... yes the wedding was very elaborate (Pittsburgh Country Club) and the colors of my card matched the beautiful bridesmaid dresses perfectly! Whew! In fact I got a text yesterday from my nephew thanking me for the amazing handmade card and said they had it sitting on the mantel and his new wife just keeps looking at the detail ... LOL! Have an awesome weekend my friend! The temps here are to be splendid!

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  7. Oh, Leslie, what a giggle! I can see why you had SO much fun coloring this image and making this amazing card! It makes me smile just seeing that face - hehe! You KNOW that little squirrel has stuffed his (and I do mean his, cuz the guys more often overeat, right?) face full of those nuts! You have mastered the new paints, and I absolutely adore your coloring. And the frame with the leaves and mushrooms are wonderful! What fun! And oh, what fun you are having with purging and weeding. I have done some but still need to do a LOT more! Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend, and it's good you stopped to make this card. It's what makes us extra happy, right? Hugs! xoxo

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  8. Oh I am so glad you decided to play in your craft room. I think your card is going to make a lot of people happy. I love that squirrel with his jaws full of acorns. You are an amazing colorist and the frame is perfect.

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  9. Whimsy stamps are cute! Nice job on the water coloring. This is an adorable scene complete with mushrooms!

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  10. so cute. I'm not really in to cute animals, but I just picked up a Sheena Douglas stamp set "Little acorn" with a really cute squirrel stamp. As if I needed more stamps. Have a great day

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  11. A very happy card Leslie! Darling, cute critter! I just wish we didn't have so many of them burying their treasures in our yard! A nuisance. But so happy they can be so fun for coloring! Your die cut embellishing details are perfect for your delightful coloring! If I ran into this cute critter, I'd give him my acorns too! lol

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  12. Such a gorgeous cute image and fabulous colouring Leslie! beautiful scene and love the frame too, with your perfect finishing touch of die cuts.
    Good luck with the sorting of your craft room.
    Pam x

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  13. We had such a rough week but before I collapsed on the sofa I decided to check out some blogs. Well, your card was te best medicine ever! I just loved it! That's exactly how I felt when we got home! I loved all the details and the squirrel is to die for!! All it needs is a blanket and it could be me all curled up ready to hid! Thanks for cheering me up!

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  14. So much detail on this cute card! Layer after layer....I'm so impressed by the amount of work you put into this card, Leslie! Again, your coloring is fabulous.

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  15. Oh Leslie I can totally see why you had so much fun with this that stamp, it is just adorable and you have done a Fantastic job on the coloring. The framing, papers and cute die cuts just top it all off Wonderfully!!! LOVE IT!!!
    I wish I had your energy to go through my room, but all I do is make a bigger mess and make another card.

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  16. Who has a toadstool die?? Honestly this is stinkin cute!!

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  17. Details, its all about the details. Oh my....................there are so many litty details that make up this amazing creation Leslie. Just the cutest.

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I agree it's all about the details - wow and there is lots on this card. I'm just going to say "I love it all" that sums it up! Totally adorable.

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